buffalo grass

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Definition of buffalo grass 

: a low-growing perennial grass (Buchloë dactyloides) native to the Great Plains that has curly grayish-green leaves also : grama

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The right side of the hole is defined by buffalo grasses and bunkers. star-telegram, "How to play the Trinity Forest golf course: Be creative and embrace the character | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018 Native buffalo grass, for example, has roots as much as eight feet deep. Frank Vaisvilas, Daily Southtown, "Forest preserve workshop encourages gardeners to go native," 14 Mar. 2018 It was made energy-efficient with structural insulating panels, geothermal heating and cooling, tankless hot water and a roof covered in drought-resistant, low-maintenance buffalo grass. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$450,000 Homes in Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Wisconsin," 1 Nov. 2017

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1784, in the meaning defined above

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